Economic Gateway http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov City of Elk River Economic Development News RSS Feed Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:19:34 -0700 en-us Incentives for business relocation http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14057 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Elk River, Minnesota is a prime place to grow a business. It’s a comfortably sized city but it’s conveniently close to the Twin Cities metro area. Elk River features a dedicated and well-e... Revitalizing the heart of the community http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14056 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In recent decades, many cities have prioritized the revitalization of their downtown districts. A strong city center is not just good for business and it’s good for the community. It’s ... Mutually beneficial development http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14055 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Mon, 23 Oct 2400 15:07:53 -0800 Cites use a wide range of tactics cities to help stimulate private sector investments. Low interest and forgivable loans can be a great way to encourage small business growth. Development funds cur... Hearth building new senior housing http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14180 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Little Canada-based Hearth Development has started work on its newest site, a 98-unit senior living community just east of Highway 169 in Elk River. The project is being built by Nottingham Constru... State Exports Up 7.4 Percent in Second Quarter http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14179 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Exports climb in most global regions, reaching $5.1 billion ST. PAUL – Minnesota companies exported $5.1 billion worth of manufactured, mining and agricultural products in the second qua... An industrial hub http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14054 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Elk River is sometimes considered “The Light Industrial Hub of the Northwest Metro” because it’s home to more than 60 manufacturing facilities with a diverse range of products, from ... Could your company benefit from a talented STEM intern? http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14099 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Receive a 50 percent cash match on your intern's wages – up to $2500 through SciTechsperience SciTechsperience is a free, statewide, state-funded internship program that connects small fo... Teaming up for business success http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=13408 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 “Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” ~Steve Jobs This apt quote by Steve Jobs can be applied to economic development efforts. G... Workforce Development Month http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14178 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Highly skilled professionals play vital role in meeting needs of Minnesota's employers, job seekers September kicked off National Workforce Development Month. Minnesota is home to nearl... Selecting the right site http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=13407 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When selecting a site location, there are common requirements shared by most businesses, such as labor costs, available real estate and proximity to transportation networks. Data centers have an ad... If you can imagine it, they can fabricate it http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=13406 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Plastic is ubiquitous. It's a material that is incredibly versatile, light and strong. The market for custom-made plastic parts is seemingly endless. Since 1988, Classic Acrylics in Elk River h... Innovating manufacturing solutions http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=13405 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Mon, 23 Oct 8400 15:04:50 -0800 Elk River Machine had humble beginnings. It started as a small blacksmith shop that was run out of a two-car garage in Elk River in 1961. Today the company is a subsidiary of Cretex Companies, Inc. wi... Home rehab loans available http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=13409 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Owning a home is a part of the American dream, which helps individuals on a path towards wealth accumulation. Unfortunately, homeownership rates are at the lowest rate in 50 years. This makes programs... Elk River has a lot to offer http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=13067 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When deciding where to locate or relocate a business, there are many factors to consider. Access to a talented workforce and excellent quality of life are two major considerations. Elk River, Minne... Take a ride on the light rail http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=13066 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Light rail has a variety of proven benefits for the public. It reduces traffic, which helps limit both human and environmental stress. It also enables affordable and convenient transportation. ... Advocates for affordable housing http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=13065 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Nationwide, there’s a demonstrated shortage of affordable housing. Committed nonprofits throughout the U.S. are working to address this problem. Central Minnesota Housing Partnership is one of t... Why Elk River? http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=12713 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Mon, 23 Oct 4400 15:01:48 -0800 It’s not hard to understand why people choose to live and work in Elk River, Minnesota. It features the very best aspects of small town living, yet is big enough to have excellent amenities and ... Tools for entrepreneurs http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=12712 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Entrepreneurship is not easy. It places huge demands on personal time, energy and resources. It’s typically a process rife with initial failures. Half of all businesses fail within five years. B... Congratulations to Beautification Award Winners http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=12998 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Congratulations to Cornerstone Auto and The Bank of Elk River for winning the first Beautification awards.  Cornerstone Auto has spent years improving and upgrading the look o... TORC races to pause for vets http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=12614 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Decorated Navy SEAL, actor and author Derrick Van Orden will be an honorary grand marshal at this weekend’s festivities June 11-12 at ERX Motor Park in Elk River. The Off-Road Championship, k... The German Difference: Minnesota and German Cities Partner on Smart Climate Solutions http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=12353 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When German immigrants began coming to Minnesota in the mid-1800s, they brought more than brats and beer with them. They also introduced a wide range of progressive ideas to the region—in agricu... Table of Experts: Data Centers http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=12107 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal held a panel discussion on the topic of data centers recently. Panelists included Graham Williams, chief operating officer of Cologix; Steve Knutson, chief te...